POLICE are on the hunt after a young woman was dragged out of her vehicle and sexually assaulted.

The incident took place on Wednesday, November 1, at around 12.30am in Elliman Avenue, Slough. The victim was driving along the road when a dark coloured BMW pulled in front of her, blocking the road.

A man, described by Thames Valley Police as dark-skinned, possibly Asian, man with a foreign accent, got out of the BMW, pulled the victim out of her vehicle, and attempted to sexually assault her.

However a passer-by noticed the attack and shouted at the man, who ran back to his car and drove away in the direction of Farnham Road. The victim was not injured as a result of the attack.

The attacker's vehicle was described as a dark BMW similar to a Three Series.

The investigating officer, Detective Constable Helen Bentley, of Slough Police Force, said: “This was a very distressing and frightening incident for the victim, and I am grateful that a member of the public intervened.

“We are carrying out a full and thorough investigation into this offence, and I am asking anyone with any information which could relate to this incident, to get in touch.

“I am particularly keen to speak to the member of the public who intervened. He is described as a white man aged in late 60s or early 70s, and could have vital information about this incident.

“If you have any details which could help our investigation, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number 101.”